Below is a list of hazardous ingredients to avoid in your skin care and make up products. Even if  you buy products at a health food store they can still contain some of these. I admit that I am not perfect in this department. I found this list on one of my favorite websites. Mercola.com. He is a genius Dr, Naturalist, and whistle-blower. Companies tend to use these harmful ingredients because they’re cheap and readily available. Don’t be that girl 😉

Parabens–  Studies implicate their connection with cancer because their hormone-disrupting qualities mimic estrogen and could disrupt your body’s endocrine system

Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum-These petroleum products coat the skin like plastic – clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins. They can slow cellular development, creating earlier signs of aging. They’re implicated as a suspected cause of cancer. Plus, they can disrupt hormonal activity. When you think about black oil pumped from deep underground, ask yourself why you’d want to put that kind of stuff on your skin…

Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS)-SLS combined with other chemicals may become a “nitrosamine” – a potent carcinogen.

Acrylamide-Linked to mammary tumors.

Propylene glycol-May cause dermatitis and skin irritation. May inhibit skin cell growth. Linked to kidney and liver problems

Phenol carbolic acid-Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death from respiratory failure.

Dioxane-These chemicals are often contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane that’s easily absorbed through the skin. Its carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965, and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages are considered extremely vulnerable, making it, in my opinion, a really bad idea to use these things on your face.

Toluene-Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage…May affect a developing fetus

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